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Police bias against Muslims issue of great concern: Teesta

Wednesday November 30, 2011 08:03:46 PM, Special Correspondent

Ms. Teesta Seetald delivering a lecture on 'Violence and Minorities' at Cultural Hall of Maulana Azad Library, AMU on November 30, 2011

Aligarh: “Institutionalized prejudices and negative attitudes of the security forces and police against Muslims are issues of great concern”, said the eminent social worker and human right activist, Teesta Setalvad.


She said that all justice loving people and secular elements of the society should stand up and break silence to oppose the fascist forces.

Teesta Setalwad was delivering a lecture on “Violence and Minorities” organized by the Club for Short Evening Courses, General Education Centre, Aligarh Muslim University here November 30.


Setelvad said that from Gujarat to Karnataka, Gopalganj and Bharatpur, all the incidents of riot proved that the police stance remains against Muslims. She observed that in all these riots, Muslims were first provoked then firing was resorted upon them and their properties were looted and put on fire.


She said that proofs of such incidents were hurriedly wiped out so that they might not be used to get an FIR lodged or presented in courts.


She said that the negative attitude of the administration has put a big question make over its impartiality and emits a dangerous signal for the times to come.

Recalling fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan, Setalvad said that such encounters are taking place in UP and Bihar also and those who raise their voices in favour of Muslims are implicated in false criminal cases.


Quoting Sachar Committee recommendations, she said that a large number of Muslims are kept in jails in Maharashtra and Gujarat. She emphasized that the planned and organized violence is the biggest challenge before Indian society. She said that we have to stop violence against Muslims in a concerted way.

Presiding over the Symposium, GEC Coordinator, Dr. Shakeel Samdani said that Setalvad has devoted herself to save the constitutional values.


He pointed out that she left all luxuries of life to preserve secularism and fought for the deprived section and minorities.


Dr. Samdani stressed that if India has to be strong and emerge as a world force, then justice will have to be delivered to all sections of the society and a violence-free society has to be developed.

Dr. Mohibul Haq of Department of Political Science said that Teesta Setalvad is fighting against all odds and not only deprived segments of Indian citizen, but the all secular minded people are with her.


On the issue of Muslim reservation, Dr. Haq said that Muslims should be given reservation under article 341 and 8 percent separate quote should be earmarked under 27 percent OBC reservation.







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